Saturday, November 19, 2011

Asking for Forgiveness

"We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing", when we should really be asking his forgiveness for abiding a country whose leaders applaud and abet active citizen protest in the Middle East at the same time denigrating and pepper spraying those engaged in such here. We should ask his forgiveness for abiding a situation where an infant in Milwaukee has a 220% greater chance of dying than an infant in Guangzhou China, for abiding a situation where one in five of our children live in poverty, and for abiding a system of law that does not apply to large corporations or the wealthy. We should however ask the Lord's blessings to empower us to change our ways.

Peace and blessings to you all...
Jenny Matlock


  1. strong words to ponder over, peace to you too today :)

  2. Amen Jeff. Amen! Happy Thanksgiving!~Ames

  3. C'mon, tell us how you really feel. ;) Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Boy, that one packs a punch, Jeff. And just when I was starting to feel all warm and fuzzy from the other Centuses I've read!


    PS. Good write. You always have a knack for cutting to the chase.

  5. That was so beautifully put. And so true. Thank you for that.

  6. Thanks for stopping by..
    Enjoyed your writing today.

    Noticed your fav movies...Shawshank Redemption is my all time favorite..Mr. Sweet watched all the Blood Brothers and we have seen Lonesome Dove about a thousand times. :)

  7. Amen and thank you for expressing this so eloquently.
    Peace and blessings back to you, Jeff.

  8. Jeff, I seriously need forgivness for my BAD ATTITUDE today. Anyone who can give it to me will be surely BLESSED!!

  9. How did you get inside my head? Well said, my friend, well said.


  10. Jeff, you speak what so many of us feel. You write the words that define our emotions so much better than we can on our own.

    This was powerful.

    And timely.

    And it is oh so sad that this isn't fiction.